The IEEE Presidents’ Change the World Competition recognizes and rewards students who identify a real-world problem and apply engineering, science, computing, and leadership skills to solve it. The contest offers students the perfect opportunity to have their ingenuity and enthusiasm for engineering and technology recognized by prestigious IEEE members around the globe.
Participants may compete as an individual or as a team.
Individuals: Individuals who compete must be IEEE Student Members [who are at least 18 years of age].
Teams: Teams must include an IEEE Student Member in a lead role, but may include non-members. [All team members must be at least 18 years of age.] Teammates do not need to be from the same country or region. However, an entry may be submitted to only one region for judging.
Individuals or team members must be IEEE student members at the time their entry is submitted.
The students must play the primary role in the problem-solving; however, they may receive technical and financial assistance from others.
Please note that the intent and spirit of the competition is for the students, not others, to solve a problem. Persons acting as team mentors or in a mentorship role must limit the level of support provided to general guidance and must not contribute in any other form that might be considered original authorship, or in any way that may enable claims of rights or ownership to the submitted entries. In no case will work-on-behalf of teams or individuals be allowed.
Entries must be submitted using the form housed on the competition Web site at ieeechangetheworld.org. Requirements include the following:
- Project title
- Impact on humanity or community
- Project testing/implementation status
- Primary leader name and contact information, including:
- First name
- Last name
- Home address